This morning I was working on some of my drivel, and realized that sometimes a bunch of things that go together belong in more than one place as a group. Easily done with either replicants or tags.
Tagging tags sounds like a hall of mirrors until you actually add a tag to a tag. It just works.
For instance, there’s a group for characters in a story. Another group is for important events. Characters Mortimer Snerd and Alfred E. Neumann are involved in an event, duel of morons.
The duel is at a location, which is described in a document in the locations group.
It makes sense to tag Mortimer, Alfred, and the location with a tag representing the duel.
If the duel is important in both chapters 3 and 18, I can tag the duel of morons tag with chapter 3 and chapter 18.
Now, duel of morons appears as a sub-tag under chapters 3 and 18. Most helpful. Anything I add or subtract from the duel of morons is reflected under those chapters.
Here’s the simple rule. When you add a tag to a file, it becomes a child entry under that tag.
Tagging a tag works exactly the same way. Add a parent tag to a child tag. The child tag doesn’t change in any way. When you go to the tag you used as a parent, it now includes the child tag.
Tags, tags, everywhere are tags, grouping up the scenery…